The design, construction and use of buildings in tropical climates pose specific challenges to built environment professionals. This text seeks to capture some of the key issues of technology and practice in the areas of building design, refurbishment, construction and facilities management in tropical regions.
Using a consistent chapter structure throughout, and incorporating the latest research findings, this book outlines:
The book is ideal as a course text for students of Architecture, Construction, Surveying and FM as well as providing a sound reference for practitioners working in these regions.
Chapter 1 Introduction:
Mike Riley & Payam Shafigh
Chapter 2: Environment & Sustainability:
Noor Suzaini Mohamed Zaid & Brit Kayan
Chapter 3: Functional Requirements of Buildings: Tropical Context
Norhayati Mahyuddin, Farid Wajdi Akashah & Raha Sulaiman
Chapter 4: Historical Evolution of Buildings in Tropical Regions
Norhaniza Ishak, Nur Farhana Azmi & Noor Suzaini Mohamed Zaid
Chapter 5: Construction Technology for Tropical Regions
Chapter 6: Building Pathology, Maintenance and Refurbishment
Zahiruddin Fitri, Azlan Shah Ali & Shirley Jin Lin Chua & Mohd Rizal Baharum
Chapter 7: Operational Building Performance in Tropical Climates
Nik Elyna Myeda, Syahrul Nizam Kamaruzzaman & Cheong Peng Au-Yong
Chapter 8: Case Studies
Mike Farragher & Mike Riley
Case Study 1: Ndere Centre Cultural Facility, Kampala
Case Study 2: Nissan Motorcare New Showroom and Offices, Kampala
Case Study 3: Virika Hospital reconstruction, Fort Portal
Case Study 4: Thermal Performance in Wooden Dwellings
Case Study 5: Elements Resort of Bryon Bay
Case Study 6: Magney House, Bingi Point, New South Wales.